IT Security and IT Security Management ISO 27001

What is IT security or information security?

The term IT security covers all technical measures to protect information stored in electronic form from cyber attacks. These threats include, for example, hacker attacks on servers, computers and networks, unauthorized access or unauthorized decryption of data, sabotage, espionage.

Information security serves to ensure the availability, integrity and confidentiality of information and is to be understood more broadly as IT security. Information can exist in different forms, such as the file archive in the basement, or it can be passed on verbally and is not limited to digital data. Information security therefore also includes non-technical or non-digital data and systems, which should be protected by appropriate technical and organizational measures.

Technical measures include, for example, virus scanners, proxies, firewalls, encryption procedures, software updates, backup procedures, redundancy mechanisms, the physical security of data and IT components, access controls, rights management and authentication methods. The organizational measures include employee training, awareness campaigns, documentation guidelines or rules for handling passwords.

Why IT security is important

IT security is neglected in many companies. Security breaches can cause billions of dollars in damage. Some of the most common hacker attacks are phishing, whaling, social engineering, DDoS attacks, malware and ransomware. All attacks have a massive damage to the company. Therefore, the data must be protected by means of IT security concepts. The implementation of an IT security management system (ISMS) according to ISO 27001 offers the following advantages:

  • Increase the security of IT systems and processes.
  • Preventing system breaches before they occur
  • Preventing business failures, potential damages, and subsequent costs, e.g., through data recovery or penalties
  • Minimization and better control of IT risks through systematic risk management
  • Systematic detection of vulnerabilities
  • Improvement of patch management
  • Competitive advantages through proof of ISO 27001 certification
  • Increased trust with interested parties, customers and the public

What you can do

  • Introduction of an IT security management system (ISMS)
  • Certification according to ISO 27001
  • Sensitization of employees through training
  • Documentation of processes
  • Continuous improvements

How we can support you

  • Development of IT security concepts
  • Documentation of processes
  • Detection of security gaps and development of recommendations for action
  • Education and training on IT security
  • Preparation and maintenance of systems in accordance with ISO 27001
  • Certification of the management system by partners such as TÜV Rheinland and TÜV Süd

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Frequently asked questions

IT security encompasses all technical measures that serve to protect electronically stored information from cyber attacks. Information security is a broader term and refers to ensuring the availability, integrity and confidentiality of information in various forms, both digital and non-digital.

Threats to IT security include hacker attacks on servers, computers and networks, unauthorized access or decryption of data, sabotage and espionage.

Technical IT security measures include, for example, virus scanners, proxies, firewalls, encryption procedures, software updates, backup procedures, redundancy mechanisms and physical security measures for data and IT components. Organizational measures include employee training, awareness campaigns, documentation guidelines and rules for handling passwords.

IT security is important, as security breaches can lead to considerable damage. Frequent hacker attacks such as phishing, whaling, social engineering, DDoS attacks, malware and ransomware can cause massive damage to companies. Appropriate IT security concepts can protect data and prevent business losses and consequential costs.

Implementing an ISMS in accordance with ISO 27001 offers the following benefits: Increased security of IT systems and processes, avoidance of system breaches, prevention of business failures and potential damage, minimization and better control of IT risks, systematic detection of vulnerabilities, improvement of patch management, competitive advantages through ISO 27001 certification, increased trust among customers and other stakeholders.

You can improve IT security in your company by introducing an IT security management system (ISMS), aiming for ISO 27001 certification, raising employee awareness through training, documenting processes, making continuous improvements and following the recommendations of security experts.

We offer support in the development of IT security concepts, the documentation of processes, the identification of security gaps and the development of recommendations for action, training courses on IT security and the preparation and maintenance of systems in accordance with ISO 27001. We can also help you with the certification of your management system by partners such as TÜV Rheinland and TÜV Süd.

Employee training is an important aspect of IT security awareness. Through training, employees can be informed about current threats and risks, learn best practices and improve the handling of sensitive information. Training can cover topics such as password security, safe internet browsing, handling emails and recognizing phishing attacks.

IT security measures should be reviewed regularly to ensure that they meet the current threats and risks. The frequency of the review may vary depending on the company, but should be carried out at least once a year. Continuous monitoring and updating of security measures is recommended.

A breach of IT security can have various consequences. These include data loss, financial damage, reputational damage, legal consequences (e.g. in the event of a breach of data protection laws) and impairment of business operations due to downtime or business interruptions.

The first steps towards improving IT security in a company can be: raising employee awareness of IT security, carrying out a risk analysis, implementing basic security measures such as firewalls and virus scanners, introducing a patch management system, creating security guidelines and regularly checking IT systems for vulnerabilities.